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Ruth Clark reflects on a new partnership between the University of Cambridge Museums and the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Dialysis Unit. Starting in May 2017, two days a month the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) have been going to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Dialysis Unit with curious, historic, fascinating and sometimes just beautiful things from their collections. Moving around the wards, from bedside... Read full article
This is the scene of a disaster in the Fitzwilliam Museum lunchroom. A team of conservators are carefully salvaging items from the wet and filthy wreckage of artefacts all over the floor, with only head torches to see by: Only a few hours earlier, conservators Helena Rodwell, Samantha Archetti and Sophie Rowe had gleefully made a horrible mess in the... Read full article
There were crates. That’s all I knew at first. Great big boxes full of scientific instruments sent back from an eclipse expedition sometime in the last century, and never re-opened. As soon as a colleague told me about them, I’d turned over in my mind the possibility of using them as the centrepiece for an exhibition here in the Whipple... Read full article
Abi L. Glen is a PhD student at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. Find out more about their time as a Doctoral Partnership intern at the Founder’s Library at the Fitzwilliam Museum… The Founder’s Library at the Fitzwilliam Museum is the ideal place for a jaded PhD student to re-discover the excitement of medieval manuscripts. Madness, mayhem and... Read full article
In early December, there was a hubbub in the Whale Hall as colleagues and volunteers from across the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden (UCM) gathered at the Museum of Zoology for the UCM Forum. The annual Forum is a chance for colleagues from across the UCM to meet up, take stock, and find out what’s been happening in... Read full article

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